Thousands of college staff in Scotland are poised to receive a pay rise after a £14million deal was struck with trade unions.
Man who sparked major security alert whilst trying to set fire to the Scottish Parliament gets jail sentence
A man who tried to set fire to the Scottish Parliament, held a large kitchen knife over his head and said he wanted the police to kill him has been jailed.
Shock figures have revealed a “staggering” spike in the number of people dying in the north-east last winter.
The boss of Britain’s advertising watchdog has vowed to “put a lid” on false delivery charge claims as he hailed the success of a recent crackdown.
A Scottish Government minister has warned the SPFL to ensure there is no repeat of the League Cup semi-final fiasco as hopes were raised of a breakthrough last night.
Court officials have fixed dates for Alex Salmond’s legal action against the Scottish Government over its handling of sexual misconduct complaints against him.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has been criticised for refusing to meet a north-east campaign group battling for improved services for sufferers of a rare skin condition.
A north-east MSP spent almost £1,200 on meals in Edinburgh hotels last year, while another forked out £4,350 on postage stamps.
Nicola Sturgeon has signalled that the Scottish Government could perform a U-turn and grant councils the power to levy a “tourist tax”.
The boss of the firm which owns CalMac ferries and harbours around the country has said that current investment levels are less than half of the amount required.
Live music venues have moved a major step closer to securing more legal protections against new housing developments.
A Scottish Government minister has vowed to ask the operators of a new steam train called “The Aberdonian” why Aberdonians can not get on board.
Crime in Aberdeen, Shetland and the Western Isles has plummeted by 12% in the last year – the biggest reductions in Scotland.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
The Scottish Government has notified court officials it intends to contest Alex Salmond’s legal action over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against him.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has been urged to order a review into the way it serves rural communities as MSPs joined forces to condemn bank branch closures yesterday.
An inquiry into the “jobs for the boys” controversy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen will get under way this week.
Residents in remote communities in Scotland have been told they should work longer into their old age rather than relying on immigration to boost fragile populations.
A leading academic has told MSPs that a cut in school subject choice in many areas has created a “postcode lottery” for pupils.
RAF Lossiemouth could be used as a key bargaining tool to secure Nato membership for an independent Scotland, it has been claimed.
Nicola Sturgeon has been taking time out of her busy schedule to respond to touching letters from young children who are eager to see wolves reintroduced to the Highlands.
An SNP MSP has called on the Scottish Government to hold a consultation on the proposed introduction of a “tourist tax” in the Highlands.
The power to tax tourists could enable councils in the Highlands and Aberdeen to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in local infrastructure and facilities.
First Minister outlines discussions between Scottish and UK Government on mobile phone coverage on Scottish roads
Earlier this week the Highlands topped a British league of the region’s with the most road miles bereft of mobile phone coverage.
A powerful watchdog has warned that mental health services for children are too “complex and fragmented” and the system is under “significant pressure”.
A north-east MP has claimed there is too much “scaremongering” over Brexit after oil and gas leaders warned that North Sea platforms could be shut down.
Gillian Martin’s ministerial career came crashing down before it had begun as she played a central role in what was branded the “most notorious reshuffle in the parliament’s history”.
Almost nine out of every 10 pain patients in the north-east are now being “left to suffer” as they wait for treatment, it has emerged.
Gillian Martin has spoken of her “relief” at being appointed to lead an influential Holyrood committee – just weeks after it appeared her career was in tatters.
Supermarket bosses have been told stop “ripping off” motorists in the north and north-east amid growing anger at fuel price “disparities”.
Children in Scotland should not start primary school until they are six or seven-years-old, it will be claimed today.
Sir Vince Cable has announced that he plans to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrats after Brexit is “resolved or stopped”.